ACSD’s Vicki Wells earns state education award

MONTPELIER — Each year the Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators (VCSEA) recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a Vermont Special Education Administrator through the presentation of the Gail Lynk Administrator of the Year Award.  This year’s recipient is Dr. Vicki Wells of the Addison Central School District (ACSD). 
Vicki Wells is the Assistant Superintendent and Director of Student Services at ACSD, a position she has held for 14 years. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years at the Vermont Agency of Education. She has also been a classroom teacher, a special educator and a paraprofessional.
In his letter of recommendation, ACSD Superintendent Peter Burrows called her a “backbone of our community” and went on to say, “Vicki’s inspired heart and work ethic have improved the lives of all students in Addison Central, and her work across the state has significantly impacted Vermont education.”
Gail Lynk, for whom the award was named, was a Special Education Administrator for many years in Addison Northwest Supervisory Union. She had a tremendous, long lasting, positive impact on the students, families and professionals she worked with before her death. This award recognizes exemplary effort and achievement of behalf of Vermont children with special needs, and is presented by VCSEA to a Special Education Administrator who demonstrates the pursuit of excellence in the field of Special Education. 
VCSEA presented the award to Wells during the Vermont Superintendents Association/VCSEA Spring Conference at Lake Morey in Fairlee on May 24. 

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